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2017

Please Stand By directed by Ben Lewin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2017.

2014

Interstellar directed by Christopher Nolan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2014.

2013

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best seller of 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2013.

2012

Skyfall directed by Sam Mendes was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2012.

2010

Unstoppable directed by Tony Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2010.

2009

Not Since You directed by Jeff Stephenson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Live Your Life by T.I.. Quantum of Solace, directed by Marc Forster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2008.

2006

Devil's Den directed by Jeff Burr was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2006.

2005

Jarhead directed by Sam Mendes was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2005.

2004

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason directed by Beeban Kidron was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2004.

2002

Cheats directed by Andrew Gurland was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Shon Burnett. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Real by Jennifer Lopez. K-PAX, directed by Iain Softley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Mercy by Julie Garwood was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alana Smith. In UK Against All Odds by Mariah Carey & Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Charlie's Angels, directed by McG, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Temptation by Jude Deveraux was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2000.

1999

The Insider directed by Michael Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Gage Bordeaux. In UK Rollercoaster by B*Witched was in the top 5 hits. Still Crazy, directed by Brian Gibson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Reef by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include John Bell (Scottish actor). In that special week people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Red Corner, directed by Jon Avnet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Night Passage by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Adam Cianciarulo. In that special week people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. High School High, directed by Hart Bochner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Legend by Jude Deveraux was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Zhenwei Wang. In that special week people in US were listening to Fantasy by Mariah Carey. Vampire in Brooklyn, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Brennan Clost. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men. Secret Games 3, directed by Gregory Dark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man by Tim Allen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Hunter King. In UK Boom! Shake The Room by Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince was in the top 5 hits. Fatal Instinct, directed by Carl Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Nightmares & Dreamscapes by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mattia De Sciglio. In UK End Of The Road by Boyz II Men was in the top 5 hits. Rich in Love, directed by Bruce Beresford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Leaving Cold Sassy by Olive Ann Burns was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1992.

1991

Billy Bathgate directed by Robert Benton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Galadriel Stineman. In that special week people in US were listening to I Don't Have The Heart by James Ingram. Sibling Rivalry, directed by Carl Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Yanina Wickmayer. In that special week people in US were listening to Miss You Much by Janet Jackson. Shocker, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Candice Swanepoel. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Red Scorpion, directed by Joseph Zito, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Borgore . In UK You Win Again by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Aenigma, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Time Flies by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Elyse Taylor. In that special week people in US were listening to When I Think Of You by Janet Jackson. The Wraith, directed by Mike Marvin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Fatherhood by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Freeman. In that special week people in US were listening to Take On Me by A-Ha. Evils of the Night, directed by Mohammed Rustam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Contact by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Florent Sinama-Pongolle. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. American Dreamer, directed by Rick Rosenthal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Alona Tal. In UK Karma Chameleon by Culture Club was in the top 5 hits. Papy fait de la résistance, directed by Jean-Marie Poiré, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Ana Mihajlovski. In that special week people in US were listening to Jack & Diane by John Cougar. Tenebre, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Atlantic High by William F. Buckley Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Dimitris Papadopoulos. In UK It's My Party by Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin was in the top 5 hits. Halloween II, directed by Rick Rosenthal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Beverly Hills Diet by Judy Mazel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Fabrice Jeannet. In UK Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police was in the top 5 hits. Permanent Vacation, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include John Krasinski. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. The Great Santini, directed by Lewis John Carlino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Sophie's Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1979.

1978

Comes a Horseman directed by Alan J. Pakula was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Sam Witwer. In that special week people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. The Serpent's Egg, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Daniel Martin by John Fowles was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ashlee Levitch. In UK Mississippi by Pussycat was in the top 5 hits. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Olivier Sarraméa. In that special week people in US were listening to Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka. The Teasers, directed by Michele Massimo Tarantini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Jerald Honeycutt. In that special week people in US were listening to Nothing From Nothing by Billy Preston. The Working Girls, directed by Stephanie Rothman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Woman He Loved by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rodrigo Faro. In that special week people in US were listening to Angie by The Rolling Stones. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, directed by Hall Bartlett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Salamander by Morris L. West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Michael Condrey. In that special week people in US were listening to My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry. César and Rosalie, directed by Claude Sautet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1972.

1971

The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer was one of the best seller of 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Frédérique Courtadon. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Be There by Jackson 5. Husbands, directed by John Cassavetes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Wall Street Jungle by Richard Ney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Juan González (baseball). In that special week people in US were listening to I Can't Get Next To You by The Temptations. Downhill Racer, directed by Michael Ritchie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Donna Morrissey. In UK Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin was in the top 5 hits. Ice Station Zebra, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Case Against Congress by Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Elizabeth Carling. In UK Massachusetts by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Indomptable Angélique, directed by Bernard Borderie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. An Operational Necessity by Gwyn Griffin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Stefan Raab. In that special week people in US were listening to Reach Out I'll Be There by Four Tops. Ride in the Whirlwind, directed by Monte Hellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Human Sexual Response by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1966.

1965

Die, Monster, Die! directed by Daniel Haller was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Kamala Harris. In UK Oh Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison was in the top 5 hits. The Americanization of Emily, directed by Arthur Hiller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sonia Dubois. In UK Do You Love Me? by Brian Poole & The Tremeloes was in the top 5 hits. The Incredible Journey, directed by Fletcher Markle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. My Darling Clementine by Jack Fishman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include François Vannson. In UK Telstar by The Tornados was in the top 5 hits. The Manchurian Candidate, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Ian Rush. In UK Walking Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. The Giant of Metropolis, directed by Umberto Scarpelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Nobody Knows My Name by James Baldwin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lepa Brena. In UK Tell Laura I Love Her by Ricky Valance was in the top 5 hits. Before You Go by Jerome Weidman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Mark Little. In UK Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. Beast from Haunted Cave, directed by Monte Hellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Lotus Eaters by Gerald Green was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Viggo Mortensen. In UK Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. Party Girl, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Jane Bonham-Carter. In UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits. Joe Dakota, directed by Richard Bartlett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Pink Hotel by Dorothy Erskine and Patrick Dennis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1957.

1956

The Brave One directed by Irving Rapper was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Thomas Newman. In UK The Man From Laramie by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. King's Rhapsody, directed by Herbert Wilcox, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Great Man by Al Morgan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Steve Orich. In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits. Black Widow, directed by Nunnally Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1954.

1953

Beyond This Place by A.J. Cronin was one of the best seller of 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Victoria Settembrino. Flat Top, directed by Lesley Selander, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Great Enterprise by H.A. Overstreet was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1952.

1951

Unknown World directed by Terry O. Morse was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1951.

1950

Copper Canyon directed by John Farrow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1950.

1949

Everybody Does It directed by Edmund Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1949.

1948

June Bride directed by Bretaigne Windust was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1948.

1947

Christmas Eve directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1947.

1946

Wife Wanted directed by Phil Karlson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1946.

1945

Johnny Angel directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1945.

1944

One Body Too Many directed by Frank McDonald was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1944.

1943

Guadalcanal Diary directed by Lewis Seiler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1943.

1942

The Moon and Sixpence directed by Albert Lewin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1942.

1941

All-American Co-Ed directed by LeRoy Prinz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1941.

1940

Christmas in July directed by Preston Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1940.

1939

Torture Ship directed by Victor Halperin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1939.

1938

Brother Rat directed by William Keighley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1938.

1937

Stand-In directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1937.

1936

The House of Secrets directed by Roland D. Reed was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1936.

1934

Marie Galante directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1934.

1932

Night After Night directed by Archie Mayo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1932.

1931

Consolation Marriage directed by Paul Sloane was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1931.

1930

Way for a Sailor directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1930.

1929

Woman to Woman directed by Victor Saville was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1929.

1927

Dress Parade directed by Donald Crisp was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1927.